on dawn

grass sparks, smoulders, smokes
brittle chaffinch call echoes
night's pale shroud lifted

~

CLP 20/01/2022

on light

tune into new day
Sun tweaks its colour settings
birdsong audible

~

n.b. Without the dampening affect of full foliage the morning is a pretty noisy time of day, particularly now that there is no lockdown in England and traffic on the bypass and into the city centre is increasingly heavy.

~

CLP 12/01/2022

on white lights

intermittent wipers
broken lines
marking where to cut
through naked trees
clawing at the sheet
of clouds
bright red triangles
black on white
warning darts
sharp bends
white on black
approaching one-eyed car
wobbles past close enough
to make me wince
and I hear you
"Slow down.
Watch out for the deer."
And this is what happens;
you become part of my world
as I drive toward yours

~

CLP 10/01/2022

on water

winter leaf litter
fuels seasonal fungi growth
expose concrete bloom

~

n.b. Nice that many of Norfolk’s water towers were situated in woodland in deference to local aesthetic sensibilities. Their increased visibility after the leaf-fall sits neatly with the natural cycle of mushrooms; hence the design, I suppose.

~

CLP 03/01/2022

on darkness

this is the limit
solar orbit continues
we move toward light

~

n.b. Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it! Something to celebrate brothers and sisters.

n.b. This deal does not apply to dwellers in the southern hemisphere.

~

CLP 21/12/2021

on water

Novi Sad Friendship Bridge
cormorant breaks surface
concentric patterns

~

CLP 20/12/2021

in fog

Cromer, white rainbow
no gold found at either end
ice lies at its heart

~

n.b. A weather phenomenon not commonly seen, hung above Cromer pier yesterday. Quite beautiful, but no surprise in a country steadily being drained of all colour by a mercenary and self-serving government.

~

CLP 18/12/2021

on light

lilac tinge of evening
conclusion of autumn's days
floodlights' siren call

~

CLP 15/12/2022

on morning

colour brings out shape
shape becomes solidity
scene set for day's play

~

CLP 14/12/2022

on Autumn

tardy Sun arrives
pays us cursory visit
clocks off as soon as...

~

n.b. If it even bothers to turn up for work these days.

CLP 08/12/2021